• Monday, Feb 13, 2012

    May 2012 Highlights


    Baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes present a program of works by Mahler and Shostakovich on Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. including Mahler’s "Urlicht” and "Es sungen drei Engel" and Shostakovich’s "Dante," Op. 145, No. 6. 


    Pianist András Schiff concludes his season-long Perspectives series this May, beginning with a solo recital on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. of works by Bach, Bartók, and Beethoven, plus the world premiere of Zirkustänze by Jörg Widmann, and the US premieres of György Kurtág’s Rituale - Strém Kálmánin memoriam, and In Memory of a Pure Soul: Klara Schiff in Memoriam. As part of the Making Music series, Schiff also performs on an all-Jörg Widmann chamber music program, Thursday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. with the composer performing clarinet, soprano Claron McFadden, pianist Shai Wosner, and The Parker Quartet. Schiff is then joined by the Salzburg Marionette Theater on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. to perform Debussy’s Children’s Corner and La boîte à joujoux, as well as Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op. 15. He and the marionettes also perform Debussy’s La boîte à joujoux in a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m., Schiff joins baritone Christian Gerhaher for a recital of vocal works by Beethoven, Haydn, and Schumann, including Dichterliebe, Op. 48.  


    Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A Minor on Wednesday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. 


    Carnegie Hall and Trinity Wall Street present a four-concert series at Trinity Church featuring Ensemble ACJW beginning on Thursday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m. with a performance of Ryan Gallagher’s Oboe Quartet and Mozart’s String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516. On Thursday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m., Ensemble ACJW presents a performance of George Perle’s Critical Moments II and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. Ensemble ACJW returns on Friday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. and performs Paul Hindemith’s Octet and Bach’s "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050. The group’sfinal performance at Trinity Church of the 2011-2012 season on Thursday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m. features Ravel’s Chansons madécasses and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21. Ensemble ACJW repeats this performance on Thursday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. at Paul Hall along with Martinú’s Nonet, Op. 374. 


    On Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Evgeny Kissin performs Beethoven’s "Moonlight" Sonata, Barber’s Piano Sonata, and two works by Chopin: the Nocturne in A-flat Major and Sonata No. 3 in B Minor.  


    The Berlin-based Artemis Quartet has cancelled its Zankel Hall performance, scheduled for Friday, May 4, due to family reasons that prevent first violinist Natalia Prischepenko, from traveling overseas at this time. This Carnegie Hall performance will not be rescheduled.


    Esteemed pianist Maurizio Pollini performs an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. playing sonatas nos. 23 through 27.  


    Spring For Music , in partnership with Carnegie Hall, presents an innovative six-concert festival showcasing six orchestras from across North America.  

    Events include: 

    • Music Director Hans Graf and the Houston Symphony performing an all Shostakovich program including Antiformalist Rayok and Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103, "The Year 1905," on Monday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.  

    • A performance by Music Director Williams Eddins and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in a program that includes the US premieres of Robert Rival's Lullaby, John Estacio's Triple Concerto, and Allan Gilliland's Dreaming of the Masters III as well as Bohuslav Martinu's Symphony No. 1. Soloists include pianist Angela Cheng, violinist Juliette Kang, cellist Denise Djokic, and trumpeter Jens Lindemann.

    • Music Director Jacques Lacombe conducting the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Weill's Symphony No. 1, "Berliner Symphonie," Busoni's Piano Concerto featuring pianist Marc-André Hamelin, and Varèse’s Nocturnal with soprano Hila Plitmann and the Men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir under the direction of Joe Miller on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.  

    • Music Director and Principal Conductor Justin Brown leading the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, and the New York premieres of Avner Dorman's Astrolatry and Paul Lansky's Shapeshifters for Two Pianos and Orchestra featuring piano duo Quattro Mani.  

    • The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Edo de Waart joined by soprano Xiaoduo Chen, soprano and instrumentalist Meng Meng, and instrumentalists Wu Man, Hong Wang, and Yang Yi on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. for a performance of Chen Qigang's Iris dévoilée. The program also includes Messiaen's Les Offrandes oubliées and Debussy's La mer.  

    • A performance by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. closing the Spring For Music festival with the New York premieres of Charles Ives's Universe Symphony (real. Austin) and Terry Riley's The Palmian Chord Ryddle Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra featuring electric violinist Tracy Silverman. Percy Grainger's The Warriors completes the program. 



    On Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m., soprano Nadine Sierra sings a program of Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Bernstein, Villa-Lobos, and Braga with pianist Carol Wong. 


    Pianist Emanuel Ax performs Copland’s Piano Variations, Haydn’s Variations in F Minor, Beethoven’s Eroica Variations, and Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes on Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. 


    Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and The Philadelphia Orchestra return to Carnegie Hall on Friday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m. with a program of Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor featuring soloist Maurizio Pollini, and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with The Philadelphia Singers Chorale under the direction of David Hayes. 


    On Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. conductor David Robertson and The MET Orchestra are joined by violinist Christian Tetzlaff to perform Mozart’s Adagio in E Major, K. 261, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, and Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto, Op. 36. 


    Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra present two programs beginning on Wednesday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m., joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, plus Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54 and the New York premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Laterna magica. On Thursday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m., Welser-Möst leads a concert performance of Strauss’s Salome with soprano Nina Stemme as Salome, bass-baritone Eric Owens as Jochanaan, tenor Rudolf Schascing as Herod, mezzo-soprano Jane Henschel as Herodias, tenor Garrett Sorenson as Narraboth, Brian Keith Johnson as Second Nazarene, and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Page. The cast also includes tenors Rodell Rosel, Matthew Plenk, Bryan Griffin, and James Kryshak; bass-baritones Darren Stokes and Sam Handley; and bass Evan Boyer. A pre-concert talk with Walter Frisch, Professor of Music at Columbia University starts at 7:00 p.m.  


    Renowned pianist Lang Lang performs Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825, Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960, and Chopin’s Twelve Etudes, Op. 25 on Tuesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. 

    SA/PS: Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage ZH: Zankel Hall WRH: Weill Recital Hall
    Trinity Wall Street PH: Paul Hall

    For complete concert information, please click here.

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